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What the Debate over D.C.’s Minimum Wage is Missing

August 30, 2015
This Labor Day, worker pay is the topic du jour, with the District having recently raised its minimum wage to $10.50 an hour, and debate brewing over whether the increase is a truly livable wage for families struggling to make ends meet. As the head of a foundation focused on building economic...
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Two Virginians died today

August 26, 2015
This morning in Virginia, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, two young journalists with Roanoke news station WDBJ-TV, were shot to death during a live broadcast. In the wake of this tragedy, Governor Terry McAuliffe has renewed his call for tougher gun laws in the Commonwealth . Tell Governor McAuliffe...
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Thoughts on Trump, breastfeeding, & #WomensEqualityDay

August 26, 2015
On August 26, 1920, women achieved the right to vote in the US, thus the Women's Equality Day. On this very special day, I want to do something that I rarely do--write a little bit about my thoughts on this heating presidential election. Living in America, I often have an illusion that we women are...
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Being Able to Get My Heath Data Helps Parents and All Caregivers

August 26, 2015
It’s back-to-school time, and busy parents are trying to cross everything off their seemingly endless checklists before the first day of school. One thing on many of those lists? Physicals and vaccinations. Many schools and sports programs require proof of children’s vaccinations and physician...
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Community Eligibility: Improving Child Nutrition to Create Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids #FoodFri

August 21, 2015
Community eligibility is an incredibly important provision in the fight against child hunger. It gives schools, with a large number of low-income children and teens, the ability to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. Join #FoodFri to discuss community eligibility on August 21, 2015,...
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A Year in the Family Garden: Planting Fall Veggies

August 21, 2015
It's still sweltering in my neck of the woods, but the long days of summer will quickly turn into the brisk days of autumn. And the fall garden offers some real treasures, which can be both fun to grow and super healthy. Think lettuces, radishes, and many of the plants in the brassica family...
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Stories from Moms Working Overtime

August 10, 2015
Millions of moms are working overtime but not getting paid because of a glitch in our country's overtime rules. Here are four stories from moms who would be given a boost if we change these overtime rules!
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Why I’m a Title IX/Patsy Mink Fangirl – and why that’s not geeky at all

June 12, 2014
We're republishing this piece in celebration of Women's Equality Day and all Rep. Patsy Mink did to move women's rights forward.
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